Thursday, 1 May 2008

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Issues Report on Ireland

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, has just released a report on the human rights situation in Ireland today :
The report covers a range of human rights issues , including children's rights, education, asylum-seekers, migrants and new communities, women, Travellers and mental health, and much more. The Irish Government response is annexed to the report.
Thomas Hammarberg has a long connection with Ireland, going back to the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he was involved in monitoring human rights violations committed in prisons in Northern Ireland. At the time, he was head of the Swedish section of Amnesty International. Hammarberg drove the initiatives within Amnesty International to make abolition of the death penalty one of the components of the organisation mandate.

1 comment:

paul said...

Mr Hammarberg has introduced a solution to mr lenihan's confussion. He has done well as to analyse the situation from a wise point of view. I urge lenihan to heed and take a queue from the forward thinking of Hammarberg